Powers of LPS conservator
The greatest and most important aspect of having an LPS conservatorship is to manage aspects of the conservatee's life that they cannot. Listed below are the rights the conservator are granted when conservatorship is initiated be it a T-con or P-con. Your rights as a conservator are written out in the letters and orders of conservatorship. You will be given these papers once the conservatorship has been established. The court clerk will certify these letters so that any treating facility will note and accept your role as conservator.
The public conservator during the investigation will make recommendation as to which powers the conservator shall be granted and which ones the conservatee will lose. The report shall set forth which, if any, of the additional powers it recommends. The report shall also recommend for or against the imposition of each of the following disabilities on the proposed conservatee:
(a) The privilege of possessing a license to operate a motor vehicle. If the report recommends against this right and if the court follows the recommendation, the agency providing conservatorship investigation shall, upon the appointment of the conservator, so notify the Department of Motor Vehicles.
(b) The right to enter into contracts. The officer may recommend against the person having the right to enter specified types of transactions or transactions in excess of specified money amounts.
(c) The disqualification of the person from voting
(d) The right to refuse or consent to treatment related specifically to the conservatee’s being gravely disabled. (this means psychotropic medication consent and locked facility rights)
(e) The right to refuse or consent to routine medical treatment unrelated to remedying or preventing the recurrence of the conservatee’s being gravely disabled. The court shall make a specific determination regarding imposition of this disability.